New leadership for Carnival UK as Dingle takes new role

New leadership for Carnival UK as Dingle takes new role

Carnival Corporation & plc has announced that David Dingle has been appointed chairman of Carnival UK.

At the same time, David Noyes, currently executive vice president operations, has been promoted to the chief executive role, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. 

Dingle and Noyes will take up their new roles on October 1st, and will both report to Carnival Corporation president Arnold Donald.

“This moves allows us to strengthen further our overall leadership in the critically important UK marketplace, while also promoting from within to leverage the skills, experience and capabilities of our executive team,” said Donald. 

Dingle, who became chief executive in 2007, joined P&O Cruises in London in 1978 where, after holding a series of commercial positions, he became managing director in 2000.

At the time of the merger of P&O Princess Cruises plc and the Carnival Corporation in April 2003, he became managing director of Carnival UK.

Noyes joined Carnival UK in 2011, in his current position. 

Prior to joining Carnival, he worked in the UK travel industry for 25 years, mainly with British Airways, where he was responsible for the airline’s worldwide customer services operation, and latterly with Gray Dawes Travel as chief executive.

Elaine Holt will join Carnival UK on October 1st as David Noyes’ replacement as executive vice president operations following a highly successful career in the rail, road and airline industries.

She has led a series of transformational programmes as executive chairman of East Coast Mainline and before that as managing director of First Capital Connect. 

Most recently she has acted as a non executive director of the Highways Agency.